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57 Bible Verses about Authority

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Proverbs 8:16

by me, princes lead,
as do nobles and all righteous judges.

Hosea 13:11

I give you a king in My anger
and take away a king in My wrath.

Daniel 2:37

Your Majesty, you are king of kings. The God of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and glory.

Daniel 4:17

This word is by decree of the observers;
the matter is a command from the holy ones.
This is so the living will know
that the Most High is ruler
over the kingdom of men.
He gives it to anyone He wants
and sets the lowliest of men over it.

Daniel 4:25

You will be driven away from people to live with the wild animals. You will feed on grass like cattle and be drenched with dew from the sky for seven periods of time, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men, and He gives it to anyone He wants.

Daniel 4:32

You will be driven away from people to live with the wild animals, and you will feed on grass like cattle for seven periods of time, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men, and He gives it to anyone He wants.”

Daniel 5:21

He was driven away from people, his mind was like an animal’s, he lived with the wild donkeys, he was fed grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky until he acknowledged that the Most High God is ruler over the kingdom of men and sets anyone He wants over it.

Daniel 5:18

Your Majesty, the Most High God gave sovereignty, greatness, glory, and majesty to your predecessor Nebuchadnezzar.

Proverbs 8:15

It is by me that kings reign
and rulers enact just law;

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don’t be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.

Mark 10:42

Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and their men of high positions exercise power over them.

Acts 5:4

Wasn’t it yours while you possessed it? And after it was sold, wasn’t it at your disposal? Why is it that you planned this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God!”

1 Corinthians 7:4

A wife does not have the right over her own body, but her husband does. In the same way, a husband does not have the right over his own body, but his wife does.

Proverbs 25:5

Remove the wicked from the king’s presence,
and his throne will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 20:28

Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king;
through loyalty he maintains his throne.

Ecclesiastes 8:3

Do not be in a hurry; leave his presence, and don’t persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants.

Ecclesiastes 8:4

For the king’s word is authoritative, and who can say to him, “What are you doing?”

Deuteronomy 17:20

Then his heart will not be exalted above his countrymen, he will not turn from this command to the right or the left, and he and his sons will continue ruling many years over Israel.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke;
the Rock of Israel said to me,
“The one who rules the people with justice,
who rules in the fear of God,

Proverbs 29:14

A king who judges the poor with fairness—
his throne will be established forever.

From Thematic Bible


Authority » Of the church

John 20:23

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Matthew 16:19

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed in heaven.”

Matthew 18:18

I assure you: Whatever you bind on earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already loosed in heaven.

Acts 16:4

As they traveled through the towns, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem for them to observe.

Authority » Of Christ

Matthew 7:29

because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

Mark 1:27

Then they were all amazed, so they began to argue with one another, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”

Battle of Life » Promises of ultimate triumph » Authority

God's Promises » To the overcomers » Authority

Overcomers » Authority

Topics on Authority

Abuse Of Authority, Examples Of

Genesis 16:6

Abram replied to Sarai, “Here, your slave is in your hands; do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai mistreated her so much that she ran away from her.

Authority Delegated To People

Genesis 39:4

Joseph found favor in his master’s sight and became his personal attendant. Potiphar also put him in charge of his household and placed all that he owned under his authority.

Authority Of Disciples

Numbers 27:20

Confer some of your authority on him so that the entire Israelite community will obey him.

Authority, of human institutions

Romans 1:24-26

Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves.

Authority, Responsibilities Of

Matthew 20:25-28

But Jesus called them over and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles dominate them, and the men of high position exercise power over them.

Christ's Authority Over Death

Matthew 9:18-25

As He was telling them these things, suddenly one of the leaders came and knelt down before Him, saying, “My daughter is near death, but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”

Christ's Authority Over Evil

Mark 1:23-27

Just then a man with an unclean spirit was in their synagogue. He cried out,

Christ's Authority Over Nature

Matthew 8:23-27

As He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.

Christ's Authority Over Sickness

Matthew 8:14-15

When Jesus went into Peter’s house, He saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.

Christ's Authority Over Sin

Matthew 9:6

But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He told the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your mat, and go home.”

Demons, Christ's Authority

Ephesians 1:19-22

and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength.

Human Authority, Instituted By God

Romans 13:1-2

Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.

People Lacking Authority

Daniel 4:31

While the words were still in the king’s mouth, a voice came from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared that the kingdom has departed from you.

Rebellion, Against Human Authority

Genesis 14:3-4

All of these came as allies to the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea).

Respecting Authority

Romans 13:7

Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.

Submission To Authority

Matthew 8:4-10

Then Jesus told him, “See that you don’t tell anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses prescribed, as a testimony to them.”

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